Nobody likes to get sick, right? Unfortunately, the things that make us sick are typically too small to see or feel: viruses, bacteria, and other microscopic pathogens. These can all cause a wide range of problems for both our health and comfort.
Staying inside our homes seems like the most logical way to stay healthy these days, but unfortunately without the right indoor air quality products and services in place, your indoor air quality can actually be worse than the quality of the air outside. Maintaining great indoor air quality is critical, and it’s also very possible!
Perhaps you’ve already considered the installation of an air purifier such as UV germicidal lights, also referred to as UV lights or a UV air purifier. This system is effective at removing pathogens from your ductwork before they even have a chance to enter your indoor air. But would the installation of one be beneficial for your home? Read on to find out!
First, What Is a UV Air Purifier, Exactly?
A UV air purifier, as the name implies, uses ultraviolet (UV) rays to target pathogens and deactivate them so they don’t have the ability to harm people or pets that may inhale them.
UV air purifiers can work as standalone devices, but for a comprehensive cleansing of your house, you could benefit from a whole-home system being installed straight into your ductwork. This will give it the ability to have a better overall impact on improving indoor air quality.
How Does a UV Air Purifier Work?
As air passes over UV lights, the short-wave UV rays in the device break down pathogens like viruses and bacteria at a microscopic level. This makes them incapable of functioning any further. The device forces air in and exposes the pathogens to UV radiation long enough to deactivate them.
UV rays in this form are very powerful, but not harmful to people or pets! It just has enough energy to damage single-cell microorganisms that could get into your air and make you and your family ill. This is especially beneficial if you have household members who already suffer from allergies or asthma.
Improving Your Indoor Air
By disallowing viruses, bacteria, and mold or mildew spores from spreading throughout your indoor air, UV lights can reduce your chances of getting sick.
UV lights also use a lot less energy than the typical air purifiers with small fans that stay on constantly. This means they help reduce your energy bills. Lastly, UV air purifiers make home maintenance a bit easier by helping you avoid things like mold infestations.
“How Do I Install a Whole-Home UV Air Purifier?”
You can get a whole-home UV air purifier installed in your home by calling our pros. We integrate it right into your ductwork, where it’s out of sight and out of mind, but keeping your indoor air fresh and healthy.
Don’t forget to ask us about our other air purifiers and air filtration systems to supplement your air cleaning efforts.